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Triton Firsts

Triton Firsts engages first-generation faculty and staff to inspire first-generation students.

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Our Initiatives

Back to Basics: Securing Students’ Food, Housing and Financial Needs

Closing the Gap: UC San Diego Recognized as Standout in Expanding Access to Low-Income Students

UC San Diego to Host First-Ever Social Mobility Conference

Second Year Experience programs

2Excel and 2Connect provide increased support to underserved and underrepresented second-year undergraduate students to ensure their retention and success.

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Student Spotlights

Meet the outstanding students who have participataed in programs (through AEP) who are doing amazing things on campus.  

Narinderbir Singh

Narin is a second-year undergraduate student conducting research about protein quality control pathways. He has been involved in AEP’s URS and TRELS programs and is committed to pursuing a future in Biological Sciences research.

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Elizabeth Peek

Elizabeth is a third-year a part of the Faculty Mentor Program conducting research about the role sleep plays in social cognition and wellbeing for people with psychotic disorders in the Cognitive Dynamics Lab

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